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Jonathan Alibone

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Untitled (Outliers), 2016 Oil on Canavs 25 X 30cm
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Untitled (The Unclaimed Realm), 2016 Oil on Canvas 25 X 30cm
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Untitled (Lacuna, no.2), 2016 Oil on Canvas 30 X 25 Centimeters
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Untitled (Lacuna, no.4), 2016 Oil on Canvas 25 X 30cm
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Untitled (Bad Feeling, no.2), 2016 Oil on Canvas 30 X 25 Centimeters
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Untitled (Bad Feeling, no.1), 2016 Oil on Canvas 30 X 25 Centimeters
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Untitled (Blind Mass, no.4), 2016 Oil on Canvas 30 X 25 Centimeters
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Untitled (Blind Mass, no.3), 2016 Oil on Canvas 30 X 25 Centimeters
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Untitled (For The Day Has Some Purpose), 2016 Oil on Canvas 35 X 25 X 1 Centimeters
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Untitled (Upon Which Things Are Placed), 2016 Oil on Canvas 20 X 25 Centimeters
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I Read With Something Like Desire, 2016 Oil on Canvas 25 X 35 Centimeters
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Untitled (Beauty And Loss Are One), 2015 Oil on Canvas 20.5 X 12.5 X 1 Centimeters
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Untitled (Apostate I), 2015 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 25 X 20 Centimeters
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Untitled (Apostate II), 2015 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 25 X 20 Centimeters
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Untitled (A Longing Still), 2015 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 20 X 25cm
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Untitled (Limen III), 2015 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 20 X 25 X 1 Centimeters
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The View From A Hill, 2015 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 25 X 30 X 3 Centimeters
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Trespass (Bunker), 2015 Oil on Canvas 20 X 25 X 1 Centimeters
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Trespass (Ruin), 2015 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 20 X 25 X 1 Centimeters
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Necropolis I, 2015 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 25 X 35 X 4 Centimeters
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Untitled (Where They Dwell I), 2015 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 25 X 30 X 4 Centimeters
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Untitled (Breach), 2016 Oil on Canvas 25 X 35 Centimeters
20160411212346-untitled__the_exiled___2015
Untitled (The Exiled), 2015 Oil on Canvas 25 X 30 X 3 Centimeters
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Untitled (Nightwatch I), 2015 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 25 X 35 X 1 Centimeters
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Untitled (All Are Of The Dust), 2015 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 25 X 30 X 4 Centimeters
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Trespass, 2015 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 25 X 30 X 4 Centimeters
20160316002043-untitled__an_invitation_to_the_underworld___2015
Untitled (An Invitation To The Underworld), 2015 Oil on Canvas 60 X 80 Centimeters
20140129224843-untitled__armchair_covered_with_bedsheet___2013
Untitled (Armchair Covered With Bed Sheet), 2013 Oil on Canvas 102 X 76 X 1.5 Centimeters
20140129225053-untitled__seated_woman_covered_with_bedsheet__holding_bull_s_head___2013
Untitled (Seated Woman Covered With Bed Sheet, Holding Bull's Head), 2013 Oil on Canvas 102 X 76 X 1.5 Centimeters
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Untitled (Skull on Condom Vending Machine, Covered With Bed Sheet), 2013 Oil on Canvas 102 X 76 X 1.5 Centimeters
20131105204235-the_immortal_commonplace__90_x_90cm__oil__acrylic_and_blood_on_canvas__2012
The Immortal Commonplace, 2012 Oil, Acrylic and Blood on Canvas 90 X 90 X 3.8 Centimeters
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The Material and Untranscendent, 2012 Oil, Acrylic and Blood on Canvas 90 X 90 X 3.8 Centimeters
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Landscape (With Sin), 2006 Oil, Collage, Muslin and Modeling Paste on Board 90 X 90 X 5 Centimeters © Jonathan Alibone
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Untitled (Blind Date, no.1), 2012 Oil on Canvas Board 25.5 X 20 Centimeters
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Untitled (Blind Date, no.2), 2012 Oil on Canvas Board 25.5 X 20 Centimeters
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Untitled (Come Go With Me), 2012 Oil on Canvas 25 X 20cm
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Untitled (And it Felt Like a Kiss), 2012 Oil on Canvas 25 X 20cm
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Untitled (In The Still of the Night I'll Remember)), 2012 Oil on Canvas Board
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Audition no.1 (Girl, From Behind), 2012 Charcoal on Paper 36 X 26cm
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Audition no.2 (Girl, With Face Covered), 2012 Charcoal on Paper 38 X 26cm
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Practical Use of Love Technique (As Adapted to Reality), 2012 Oil on Canvas 35 X 54cm (two Pieces)
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Untitled (For Fear of Secret Watchers), 2012 Oil on Canvas 35 X 25cm
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Audition no.3 (Dorothy), 2012 Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper 48 X 26cm
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Untitled (A Return To Nature), 2012 Oil on Canvas 20 X 25
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I Put My Trust in Science, Not Miracles, 2011 Oil and Acrylics on Canvas Board 25 X 38cm
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THE ANNUNCIATION (OR CAN MARTAINS MATE WITH HUMANS?), Aug 2015 Oil, Acrylic, Emulsion, Collage and Gold Leaf on Canvas © Art Shed Gallery
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Something For The Weekend, 2011 Acrylic, Emulsion and Collage on Canvas 91 X 91cm
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Untitled (Necropolis I), 2015 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 25 X 35cm
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Quick Facts
Representing galleries
www.riseart.com/user/jonathan-alibone
Tags
mixed-media, pop, realism, figurative, conceptual
Statement

'I intend my art to not so much reveal and illuminate, but to deepen mysteries, to declare the strange, even terrifying, in the familiar and banal around us.'

The paintings of Jonathan Alibone are derived from found images and manmade or natural phenomena, manipulated and transformed to introduce mystery, ambiguity, and into which weave new narratives. They depict a land and its inhabitants at the furthest reaches of our own; a world that is recognizable, yet also strange and unknowable. Imagination, myth and history combine to evoke an unsettling and traumatised territory, which can be understood as both a physical and a psychological landscape; a contested frontier that lies between the safe and familiar, and something desolate, threatening and uncanny.

A process of loss and retrieval is enacted upon the canvas; images are repeatedly created and then destroyed in order to heighten the tension between the figurative and the abstract. This strategy works to reinforce the perception of people and places as liminal, existing simultaneously in two worlds or states, dissolving or emerging from the paint; here there is found an absence in every presence, and vice versa.  Like residual and indistinct memories, they are ambiguous and unreliable, half forgotten, half remembered.

Jonathan Alibone is an artist based in the United Kingdom, and is currently both a resident and curator at the Artist's Sanctuary in Northampton, England.  He has exhibited widely and his work features in collections in the UK, Europe, Russia and North America.